CAPACITY

Tusitiri Dhow can accommodation a maximum of 10 guests overnight, and 25 guests for day excursions.

EXCLUSIVE USE

Tusitiri Dhow is booked on an exclusive use basis only – for one group of guests at a time. The Dhow is exclusively yours.

RATES

Rates start from $4,140 per night for exclusive use of Tusitiri for up to 6 people. Additional guests are charged on a per person basis. Different rates apply for day trips. Please contact us for further information and a detailed quote.  

INCLUDED IN OUR RATES
  • Full board accommodation
  • House wines and spirits, beers and soft drinks
  • Local boat transfers
  • Wi-Fi onboard (where signal is available)
  • Laundry (limited)
  • 2 hours per day on our speedboats (21ft 50hp and 23ft 85hp)
  • 1 hour per day on the Express (31ft 400hp deep sea fishing boat), which can be accumulated during your stay

View and download our published rates and other information here.

EXCLUDED FROM OUR RATES
  • Champagne
  • Staff gratuities
  • Medical insurance, travel insurance and personal effects
  • Additional activities and extras
CHILD RATES

Child rates apply to those aged 5 to 15 years inclusive. Those aged 16 years and above are charged an adult rate. Children under 5 stay for free, however given the nature of a live-aboard dhow, safari guests should contact Tusitiri Management before they book if they are considering bringing children under 5 on a Tusitiri safari.

FAMILY SAFARIS

Tusitiri is ideally suited for families with many activities and adventures on offer for all ages. However, given the nature of a live aboard dhow, please contact Tusitiri management before you book if you wish to bring children under 5 years of age.

EXTRAS
  • Use of the speed boats for more than 2 hours per day | $150 per hour of engine use
  • Use of our 31ft 400hp deep sea fishing boat | $200 per hour of engine use

DAY EXCURSIONS
Tusitiri Dhow is available for full or half day excursions in Lamu, including sailing and meals. Contact us for more information and rates.

THE TEAM

Tusitiri Dhow is managed by Mia and Kirsty Miji. The experienced crew includes eight Bajuni sailors, a chef and a waiter.

FOOD AND DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

As Tusitiri is a small and exclusive dhow, catering for all dietary requirements is possible. Food allergies and dietary requests should be arranged prior to arrival. Delicious, fresh seafood is sourced locally and prepared daily, and seafood is the main cuisine. 

CLIMATE AND SEASONS

Tusitiri Dhow operates all year around with the exception of the rainy season from May – July, when Tusitiri is closed for maintenance. Tusitiri does not typically run safaris at this time, however, with adequate notice we are happy to discuss potential bookings in this season.

Being on the equator and at the coast, the weather is generally very warm, but usually with a refreshing sea breeze. The hottest months of the year in Lamu are November – February.

GETTING TO TUSITIRI

Lamu Island is easily accessed by air. Guests fly to Lamu’s Manda airport by daily schedule flights from Nairobi (1.5 hour flight) and other select domestic airports, or by private charter flights. On arrival, guests are collected by speedboat from the airport for the short transfer to Tusitiri on her mooring.

MALARIA PREVENTION

Guests should seek professional medical advice before travelling including advice regarding malaria prophylactics, recommended vaccinations and the relevant travel and medical insurance.

TIPPING CULTURE

Gratuities are welcomed and greatly appreciated; please speak to the dhow managers for advice and procedures.

ELECTRICITY ONBOARD TUSITIRI

Tusitiri has power from solar panels and a back-up generator. There is a power bank for charging electronic items.

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